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The Dala Horse, and some local fun  3

Hello! Hope you are keeping warm (or cool in the Southern Hemisphere)! I’m rather afraid to look outside, myself. I went out to a local hand crafted store.┬áThe Weims love going over & playing with everyone’s dogs, so I kinda know a bunch of the guys.

It was a lot of fun and I ran into a random assortment of people I haven’t seen in awhile. Here are some pics

Love these little guys!

This was the first thing in the gallery I could see & probably my favorite gallery piece there. He’s cute in a creepy kind of way.

Sorry I haven’t made a post in over a week, I am always making presents full-time in December and I injured myself last week, so I’m a bit behind on my pattern making. I’m clumsy, it’s genetic.

I found this great Swedish tradition of the Dala Horse, on my holiday Internet adventures.


They are super cute (and the nerd in me loves the historical significance) so I decided to try and make some patterns. It was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. I made them as large washcloth patterns and a pillow, but they could also be used for simple cross stitch ornaments as well. Great for some hand made Christmas or Yule presents!



Dala Horse – Flower Pillow

Dala Horse – String Washcloth

Dala Horse – Dual Washcloth

Dala Horse – Stripe Washcloth

Dala Horse – Snowflakes Washcloth

Dala Horse – Flake Washcloth

Dala Horse – Flower Washcloth

The Pope  0

As a kid I had this almost elfin concept of The Pope, he seemed so fairy tail like. Today I still have a slight fascination with the pomp & circumstance of the Catholic faith, I mean who doesn’t love delicately painted icons & waiting for the black smoke? The Pope is like the King of a border less kingdom of people who may or may not live up to all the expectations of their fellow citizens. The current Pope seems to be pretty cool, the last one kind of scared me. I dug John Paul, but this guy keeps making some pretty cool waves, I mean he publicly doesn’t want gay people to be hated! He also doesn’t use the Popemobile, but I will give him a pass on that.

The number one thing we see The Pope, do is wave, so it seemed the perfect pose to put him in for this dandy pillow pattern. If you want to get crazy you can even sew some gold beads & sequins on his awesome hat.

It has been a bit since I have made a new post, but I have updated my Weims!!! post with a few new patterns you might like, if you are into that kind of thing.

Enjoy El Papa!


P.S. I am not making fun of Catholics or The Pope, just to preempt any hate mail.

Waving Pope Pillow
Just add a border till it fits your pillow form, then make a single color for the back. I would change out the blue for whatever color might go with your decor.

Waving Pope Cross Stitch DMC
Might make a nice mountable piece.

Waving Pope Outline
Great for a textured pillow, or two toned pillow.

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